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on 10 July 2014
In a court hearing held today (July 10) at the DC District Court, the US government argued that Guantanamo detainees are ‘not persons’ entitled to the protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – unlike US corporation Hobby Lobby.
It also suggested that hunger-striking prisoners did not need to be allowed to pray in a group, as is traditional during ...
on 09 July 2014
Documents that could implicate British officials in the CIA's global rendition programme have been irretrievably damaged, the Foreign Office has claimed.
In a written answer to Parliament published today, UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds said that government paperwork showing flights made to and from the British territory of Diego Garcia was "incomplete due to water damage".
The revelation ...
on 04 July 2014
Two hunger-striking Guantánamo Bay detainees have asked a US court to count them as ‘persons’ with religious free exercise rights, in the wake of a new Supreme Court decision extending those rights to US craft store chain Hobby Lobby.
The prisoners – Emad Hassan of Yemen and Ahmed Rabbani of Pakistan, both detained at the prison without charge or trial ...
on 01 July 2014
An internal Ministry of Justice document has revealed that the Justice Secretary’s plans for a cut to legal aid - known as the ‘Residence Test’ - may not result in any savings.
An impact assessment produced by the MoJ states that not only are any savings resulting from the policy "N/Q [not quantified]," but it may actually result in "an ...
on 21 March 2013
In 2012, Reprieve launched EC Project 2, funded by the European Commission. The Project identifies and assists European nationals facing the death penalty in the U.S. and around the world, and works with European governments and consular staff to assist their nationals.
In the U.S., we provide free and confidential support to capital defense teams. We also leverage ...